Wednesday 25th Nov 2020 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Global labour shortage could worsen

The shortage of logistics-related labour is a global problem that will either remain the same or worsen over the next five years, according to a new survey by The World Bank, which calls for a major expansion of training and skills development initiatives in developing countries.

NHS expands ethical procurement programme

NHS Supply Chain has widened its ethical procurement programme following the passing of UK Modern Slavery Act. It means that more than 200 suppliers are now subject to the Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS) conditions.

First step: admit you have a problem

Progress in raising ethical standards in global supply chains has stalled in many places, a new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit has revealed.

Maersk and JF Hillebrand form sustainability partnership

Maersk and JF Hillebrand have formed a sustainability partnership by signing the Carbon Pact. The signed document outlines the companies ambition to reduce the impact from JF Hillebrand’s shipments with Maersk Line.

Global purchasers tackle deforestation

Eight companies including McDonald’s and L’Oréal have joined the newly-expanded supply chain platform of CDP, to tackle global deforestation.

DHL to double production of electric vehicles

Deutsche Post DHL Group is to double production of its electric vehicles from 10,000 to 20,000 by the end of this year. DHL is now commissioning another production location for its StreetScooter electric van in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Manufacture 2030 launched

“New cross-industry platform “Manufacture 2030” has been launched by 2degrees to encourage sustainability and collaboration in global supply chains.

Supply chain slavery is happening here

Last week Erwin and Krystian Markowski were each sentenced to six years in jail at Nottingham Crown Court after being convicted on charges related to trafficking people for labour exploitation.

DHL and Landbell form environmental partnership

DHL Supply Chain has signed a strategic partnership with waste management specialist Landbell to provide environmental management services that are compliant with EU legislation.

High performance battery to match range of petrol

A high performance alternative to batteries is being developed that could give electric vehicles the same range as petrol engined vehicles, and could be recharged in the same time that its takes to fill a regular car with petrol.

UN releases sustainable logistics report

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s high-level advisory group, which includes a Deutsche Post DHL Group member, has published a new report on sustainability in transport and logistics.

How eco-friendly are your operations?

In recent years, the Environmental Improvement category has become an increasingly sought after prize at the Logistics and Supply Chain Excellence Awards. Could your carbon footprint see you walk away with this celebrated award?

Dual fuel trial shows 6pc saving

A trial of dual fuel commercial vehicles has shown an average six per cent reduction in fuel operating costs and a nine per cent reduction in CO2, according to the company carrying out the evaluation.

Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

Brown chooses ORBCOMM’s solar power tracking

Brown Integrated Logistics, the transport services company, has chosen ORBCOMM’s solar-powered asset tracking for its dry van trailers. The company is using a trailer telematics system that is self-powered with solar recharging technology with low power consumption and long service life.

End-to-end low-carbon hydrogen forklifts to be tested

A public-private Japanese partnership will implement an end-to-end low-carbon hydrogen supply chain which will use hydrogen generated from renewable energy sources to power forklifts. The low-carbon hydrogen supply chain is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 80 pc compared to forklifts powered by grid electricity or gasoline.

Are you in danger of being named and shamed?

Almost half of the supply chain partners of 75 major multi-nationals have failed to meet requests for information on their carbon emissions and climate risk strategies – that’s a total of some 4,000 companies.

Businesses ‘woefully unprepared’ for slavery act

UK businesses are woefully unprepared for the Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirement despite the fact that the new rules come into force on 1st April, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has warned.

Avoiding risk is no longer enough

The warnings of the past decade are starting to manifest themselves in new, sometimes unexpected ways and harm people, institutions and economics – that stark warning is the starting point for the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Risks Report.

UPS to trial electric bicycles

UPS has launched a four-week pilot trial of an electrically supported cargo bike for the delivery and pick-up of packages in downtown Basel (Switzerland). With a 1.5 cubic metre capacity, the 250W battery-supported tricycle can carry loads of up to 150kg. UPS has already begun using battery-aided cargo bikes in Hamburg (Germany). Philip Healey, marketing […]

It’s not just carbon – it’s money

 Even the lightest dusting of snow can cause chaos in London – roads becoming impassable, schools close, and trains stop running. So it’s quite shocking to find that the UK is considered among the best prepared to deal with climate change.

How Ebola is affecting the supply chain

The World Cocoa Foundation has donated $600,000 to fight Ebola in West Africa – money raised by its members, which include  big chocolate makers such as Mondelēz, Nestlé and Hershey. It’s not pure altruism. Almost 70 per cent of the world’s cocoa production comes from West Africa – notably: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon […]

Environmental supply chain can drive revenue

The environmental supply chain is an untapped opportunity to capture value and drive top line revenue, according to a white paper commissioned by DHL. It argues that where the supply chain was formerly the weakest link from a sustainability perspective, the new, closed loop environmental supply chain is a business imperative that can reduce carbon, […]

BITC puts sustainability at heart of supply chain

Business in the Community is calling on businesses to move ahead with building sustainable supply chains, with the launch of a new report “What is the size of the prize”. The report, sponsored by Waitrose and Elior, highlights the need to put sustainability at the heart of supply chain strategy to meet the challenges of […]

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